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Kik's Next Big Play: An Animated GIF Messaging App Booming startup buys Relay after raising $38.3 million

The GIF has a future in mobile advertising, especially within messaging apps, according to Kik. The messaging startup, which just raised $38.3 million, has purchased Relay, a GIF-based messaging app…

November 19, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

Facebook Reportedly Launching an App Designed to Hide Your True Identity A shift toward anonymity?

Facebook wants you to be just as comfortable sharing sensitive information as you are broadcasting mundane details, so the social network is planning a new, anonymous sharing app, according to…

October 7, 2014, 5:09 PM EDT

New Apps Let Homeowners Complete Projects Faster and Easier Remodeling? First stop, smartphone

A newly remodeled home could be just a few swipes away. A wave of new mobile apps has made it easier than ever for homeowners to make improvements and updates. Reuters…

September 22, 2014, 3:26 PM EDT

Anonymous Apps Like Whisper and Secret Have a Dark Side Abusive language and bullying have brands proceeding with caution

An increasingly popular category of social media presents an enticing but potentially risky proposition for brands eager to reach teens and young adults. Services such as Ask.fm, Secret, Whisper and…

September 15, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

PopSugar Creates Yet Another Seasonal App, This Time For Fashion Week Experts say one-time use platforms worth the development resources

Amid Fashion Week in New York, readers have a voracious appetite for knowing what people are wearing, what they'll wear in the spring and what they shouldn't sport. Given that…

September 5, 2014, 4:56 PM EDT

Bomb Gaza and 6 Other Mobile Games Banned by App Stores Mideast conflict just the latest inspiration for hard-core software

The Israel-Palestine conflict is playing out in app stores with games like Bomb Gaza being used as a new kind of information warfare. In fact, Google started pulling apps from…

August 5, 2014, 4:05 PM EDT

Rescue Campaign Puts 10 Abandoned Dogs on Tinder, Gets 2,700 Matches in a Week Creative idea from BBH interns

Turns out, you can find puppy love on a dating app. Literal puppy love is on offer through Tinder thanks to a New York animal shelter and marketing interns at…

August 4, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT

'Help, I'm Addicted to Kim Kardashian's Game' Signs this vapid app is ruining your life

Kim Kardashian’s game is starting to take its toll. People are crying for help on anonymous social networks like Whisper to confess their addiction to this mindless app. The Kim Kardashian:…

July 31, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT

Yahoo Buying Mobile App Company Flurry [Updated] Paying 'hundreds of millions'

Yahoo is buying Flurry, a mobile app advertising and data firm, the companies said today. CEO Marissa Mayer's latest acquisition should give Yahoo a bigger presence in mobile advertising, an…

July 21, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT

Cats Like Tablet Games, Too Developers are making feline-specific gaming apps

It's common knowledge by now that the intuitive design of tablets has opened up gaming to everyone from infants to the elderly, but there's one group using tablet gaming apps…

July 11, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

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